1.Easy Glue-up Installation! Even to \"popcorn\" ceilings! We recommend power grab all purpose express adhesive, which is readily available at most hardware retailers. Our panels overlap with the next with no visible seams and our dot dash area allow our panels to install properly and imitate metal panels creating a more authentic look. Other brands do not have this feature or charge extra for trim strips. The 1/32\" thick styrene is quite durable but can be simply cut with a knife or scissors.
2. You can't tell they're not metal once installed! Clearer and crisper detail (vs stamped metal) is achieved in these 2'x4' faux tiles by thermoforming thick 1/32\" durable & rigid matte white & solid colored styrene. Be aware that another brand uses thin cheap material. While you can tell it's plastic in your hand, once installed you'll be in disbelief it isn't the real thing! Class A fire resistant. Made in USA.
4. Our Faux Tin Ceiling Tiles Are Acoustical! Achieve an acoustical absorption up to a NRC .55* by gluing to perforated board with insulation above. Please call for more information. Unlike metal tin tiles which can make the room much louder, our tiles allow sound to pass through them. Depending on the surface installed on, this can equate to a dramatic difference in ambient and reverberant noise!
5. Install Into a New T-Grid System! Install Into a New T-Grid System! Available are tiles ready to install into a NEW 15/16\" T-grid ceiling. Click here to go to our T-Grid Ceiling Tiles page
We have a large selection of tiles readily available to match any style, theme or concept. American Tin Ceiling Tiles can be used in so many ways from creating a decorative ceiling or wall, bar and shop counter fronts, kitchen or bathroom splash backs or many other bespoke projects.
The Dakota Tin Collection was founded from a desire to add a real, rustic, antique, vintage, and industrial look to homes or businesses. Because they are salvaged from Midwest barn roofs and machine sheds. These corrugated tin tiles are upcycled - not recycled.
Overall, we were very pleased with the look of the ceiling using the Reclaimed Corrugated Barn Tiles. The final ceiling looks awesome. Full disclosure, we used a standard black drop ceiling track in our installation because we wanted the contrast (black, rust, and galvanized) for the room versus the J-Track that Dakota Tin sells. However, I can see where the J-track would have held the panels flatter.
Since we were laying the ceiling panels in a standard drop ceiling track, the quality of the panels was in question at times. I understand this is typically a reclaimed product, but there should be some quality control looking at each panel for the price. This was our second order of tins. The first time we ordered, there were several cases, and only a few ceiling panels were so bent that they were unusable. This time we ordered another 190 or so panels, and we had an entire case that was horrible. I understand every tin looks different and the quality is different. We dealt with cases of panels over the project, and one case was horrible. I never counted the cases or the number of panels in each case, but I would estimate about 15 panels in each case. The bad case I am speaking about had barely even rusted panels. It was hard to figure out the galvanized top versus the typical bottom you see. The group of panels in it seemed very out of place. If the rust were the only problem, that would not have been such a big deal. The variety in panel color looks great on a large ceiling. The real problem was the panels were so bent and twisted so bad that we could not even get them to lay flat. At $22 a panel, that is a big deal. Prepare that you will have panels that will not lay flat if you are not using the J-Track. You can bend them every way, and they are not going to lie flat.
Dakota Tin was great to deal with. Got several different samples of their products and found one that worked perfect for my application. They were very responsive in all aspects of the transaction and shipped quickly. I ordered 250 of the 2x2 ceiling tiles in a mixed pattern. The tin was exactly what I expected.
You can install a tongue-and-groove ceiling to hide a nasty ceiling in your room. Installing a tongue-and-groove ceiling is a somewhat slow process, but it is possible for a single person to do the job without help. This style is also one of our favorite patio ceiling ideas.
Surface-mount ceiling tiles are easy to install. The grid for this system is much easier that the drop-ceiling grid, and the tiles attach directly to the grid. This is another project that can be done by one person, and in most cases, the tiles that go into place can be easily cut to size using scissors.
Installing styrofoam ceiling tiles is one of the easiest ways to change an ugly ceiling into a beautiful one. The ceiling tiles attach directly to the existing ceiling using an adhesive. The beauty is that there are a number of different patterns available and they are not expensive.
Installing PVC ceiling tiles follows the same process as installing a conventional drop ceiling. PVC plastic tiles come in 24 inch x 24 inch sections and unlike regular drop-ceiling panels, the PVC panels are waterproof.
Beadboard panels are an efficient, economical way to get that popular tongue-and-groove, porchy look to cover up an unattractive ceiling. Compare wood and vinyl options and choose the one that best suits your budget and DIY aspirations. One of our favorite ideas for this material is covering popcorn ceiling with beadboard.
Our 1898 Hi-Art product line features 140 ceiling patterns and over 1,300 ornaments, including rosettes, brackets, finials and more! All our products are hand-stamped from sheet metal on original presses. We also offer custom stamping and architectural sheet metal fabrication.
William Franklin Norman, founder of W.F. Norman Corporation, began one of the most successful businesses in tin ceiling manufacturing. Starting as a traveling salesman for the Wheeling Corrugating Company out of Wheeling, West Virginia, Norman excelled in his work.
At that time, Wheeling Corrugating was a large steel mill that also made products from their steel sheets such as roofing and siding. They became the leading tin ceiling manufacturer in the late 1800s. But because of his enterprising nature, Norman decided to open up his own shop and pioneered steel ceiling manufacturing in the West. The same line of Hi-Art tin ceilings and products are still sold at W.F. Norman Corporation today.
Choose from a variety of patterns to embellish your ceilings and renovate a room. In our ceiling tile collection, you will find timeless and elegant traditional patterns and motifs such as fleur-de-lis, square leaf and round wreaths that were modeled after original historic designs. Taken from days of old, they can now lend a classic look to your home effortlessly. Looking for more contemporary decorative ceiling tiles Check out the dimensional square ceiling tin tiles or the Cambridge ceiling tile for a minimal, understated design.
If any gaps appear between the string and the board, you will need to bring the furring strip down so that it is level with the string. This can be accomplished by inserting shims (wedge-shaped pieces of wood) between the furring strips and the ceiling to raise low areas.
Tin ceiling tiles are best installed from the center, radiating outward. To find the center of your ceiling, stretch a chalk line between the two sets of opposite corners of the room. The lines will intersect at the center of the ceiling. Next, stretch two lines through this center point so each is parallel to one pair of walls. These lines will be your baselines.
USE HEAVY-DUTY WORK GLOVES FROM THIS POINT ONWARDTin ceiling panels are sharp, so take care to avoid injury from their edges. Start installing tiles from the center of the room, and work outward from there. Take care to alight each panel with its neighbor and allow their edges to overlap. Drive decorative conehead nails in ever 6 inches and they will become part of the overall pattern.
The only tools necessary for cutting and shaping tin ceiling panels are a pair of straight tin snips and a pair of aviation strips designed to cut curves. These are particularly useful when cutting around obstacles such as an overhead light box, or cutting miters.
Any steel material should be coated with an oil-based product for protection and best results. Tin ceiling tiles and cornices can be purchased from Tin Ceiling Xpress in a wide variety of professionally pre-finished styles (browse our catalog of finishes here).
If you decide to paint your new metal ceiling, be sure to use an oil-based primer and paint as water-based products will cause the steel to rust. Unfinished steel must be cleaned with wax and grease cleaner prior to painting. Neither our white nor our pre-finished panels need to be cleaned. Take care not to scratch pre-finished tiles when nailing up the ceiling. Our vintage hand painted finished tiles have thicker coatings as well as a texture which effectively conceals any scratches or dings.
We used 12\" Sante Fe tiles to redo our fireflace surround. We used steel tiles and sprayed them with copper hammered paint. This was an affordable and unique way to update the room. It looks absolutely amazing. (Photo available upon request.)
No longer does the sophisticated look of a stamped metal ceiling tile have to remain in the bygone days of the Victorian Age. That same element of elegance can be found with the pressed tin ceiling options that are available here and now. Not only have these tiles of steel and tin been unchanged since the early 1800's in how they look and are made, they remain resilient in their decorative relevance.
Don't let the ceiling limit the imagination either. As a metal tile, it has a durability and fireproof nature that makes in versatile in decorating. Use them on the ceiling, as a complete